Originally Posted by Garrett Smith
Adaptogens help the body to deal with stressors.
Adaptogens are not very effective in repairing/recovering from damage already incurred by stressors.
So, it will reduce the symptoms, yes. It will not fix the cause, however.
Sorry, I didn't fully understand that point. Could you elaborate? Maybe with an example?
For example, let's say a person finds themselves fatigued when they lift, but if they take a caffeine supplement they're able to go at their normal pace. Is this what you mean by reducing the symptoms and not fixing the cause? Wouldn't the person still be able to perform at a high level provided that caffeine or adaptogens help them get to that point? This may be borederline dependence but again, just bringing this up for discussion